We are thrilled to have permissions from four women artists to feature their artwork in our conference materials. These pieces of art were created during the era that our conference investigates and they are all from the collections of our university art galleries. Thanks to artists Sheila Butler, Diana Zoe Coop, Dawn MacNutt, and Magda Mujica. Thanks also to staff at the Galerie d’art Louis-et-Reuben-Cohen (Université de Moncton) and the Owens Art Gallery (Mount Allison University).
As part of the conference, participants will have to opportunity to attend selected sessions of the 2018 Northrop Frye Festival in Moncton, which annually hosts a dynamic array of writers readings and lecture events in both French and English. As their website boasts, “the Frye Festival is Canada's only bilingual international literary festival and the largest literary event in Atlantic Canada.” It is named after Northrop Frye because he grew up in Moncton!
Transportation to and from Moncton/the Université de Moncton will be organized by the conference and details of the sessions will be available closer to the conference date.
Greater Moncton International Airport – 41.9km (31min) from Sackville
Halifax Stanfield International Airport – 184km (1hr 45min) from Sackville
Sackville is a vibrant university town with lots going on! Check out an overview of Sackville here: https://www.mta.ca/idealtown/
Accommodations in Sackville
Mount Allison University Residences: On-campus accommodations are a convenient option for your stay during Resurfacing 2018. Reservations must be made in advance through the website.
Marshlands Inn: Sackville’s famous heritage Country Inn offers 20 guest rooms furnished with period antiques. (506) 536-0170
Coastal Inn: Featuring fifty modern, air-conditioned rooms with full bath/shower, flat screen TV and complimentary breakfast. Wheelchair accessible. https://coastalinns.com/coastal-inn-sackville/
You might also choose to stay in Moncton, a 35-minute drive from Sackville, where there are many accommodation options.
Diana Zoe Coop
serigraph on paper
Collection of the Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University